Welcome to the 122nd episode of The Author Hangout, a podcast designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform. Authors struggle with various aspects of marketing and we are here to help!
Speaking, Podcasts & Mailing Lists
In this episode, we were joined by Michael Neeley. He has a really unique story regarding his book, which leads into some great advice on building your audience, and using speaking and podcasts to help increase your author profile.
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“Because the bottom line is, whether it’s a podcast or you’re writing your book and getting ready to build your audience for that, you have to be seen by people. One of the elements that I teach in the marketing aspect is we all know who Coca-Cola is, and we know who Pepsi-Cola is. Does that stop them from advertising? No. Because they know how quickly people forget, and that people have other options.”
“I would’ve started my list much sooner – because doing those things, contributing to different platforms, was a great way. Every time an article gets picked up, my audience grows. People are signing into my list. And have a good giveaway as well so that people have a reason to sign into your list and join, and then you’ve got people that you can keep in contact with when your book does become available.”
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Get caught up on the other episodes of The Author Hangout that you may have missed:
- Ep 129: “Author Answers: Using KDP Select or Not”
- Ep 126: “Media Interviews & Book Marketing”
- Ep 124: “Goal Setting for Authors”
- Ep 121: “Authors Answers: DIY Blog Tours”
- Ep 119: “Author Answers: Choosing Comparison Titles”
- Ep 115: “Author Answers: Best Marketing Activities”
- Ep 113: “Writing Faster, Marketing Smarter”
- Ep 111: “Building Book Launch Teams”
- Ep 110: “Book Launches and Distribution”
- Ep 107: “NaNoWriMo, Writing, and Marketing”
- Ep 104: “Connect With Other Authors”
- Ep 099: “Maximizing Book Promotions”
- Ep 097: “Kindle in Motion & More”
- Ep 086 – How To Create an Irresistible Opt-In Incentive
- Ep 085: Build a Killer Self-Hosted Author Website
- Ep 084: An Introduction to How to Build a Responsive Author Email List in Just 30 Days
- Ep 083: How To Use Content Marketing To Delight Your Readers
- Ep 082: “The ONE Social Media Platform You Should Be on Today!”
- Ep 081: “How To Create A Reader Profile”
- Replay 012: “Free Book Promotions & More”
- Replay 011: “Blogging for Authors”
- Ep 077: “How To Make A Living With Your Writing Pt. 2”
- Ep 076: “How To Make A Living With Your Writing Pt. 1”